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Semondu - CLOSED

| Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, CBO 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 441590
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood trio” (5 reviews)
“crab” (50 reviews)
“chicken curry” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, International, Asian, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, CBO 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 451 reviews

Reviewed October 28, 2018

The place is excellent. They make sure you enjoy your food and offer a great presentation of food in a lovely ambience. Try it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KhalidNavigator
Reviewed October 4, 2018

My husband n I used to go to this restaurant everytime we're in Colombo. Our last visit in September we found the menu changed to fast food shop's. This restaurant has classic renovation, good space between tables, first class services, 5 stars food with western...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wendy y
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

The food was average but the service was awful, the waiter didn't speak a full sentence to us and was all bad gestures.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Its a brave restaurant that advertises its crab dishes when it's within meters of the famous Ministry of Crab. Our lunch of a whole chilli crab and crispy fried calamari were delightful and as tasty and well presented as its famous neighbour- at a much...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Anzacbiscuit08
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Found within the old Dutch Hospital, this was a lovely find. (Don't trust Google maps though as it send you across the road to a completely different place!!) A good varied choice of menu, not much in the way of children's choice from what I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Fiona3108
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Must say that the food tasted really good and the portions were worth be price , presentation spot on ,restaurant looked very simple and elegant , friendly staff, but not sure whether the A/C was working coz it was a bit too warm , Good...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dhanushka71
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Nice and quite place with friendly staff. So many items of food to choose, authentic Sri Lankan, Chinese, Italian and beverages. Dutch hospital premises also make a wonderful atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Hector I
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We were here for dinner on 4th may. This area has lot of high end restaurant including the famous Ministry of crab. We picked this restaurant at random to have some sri lankan food. We had lion beer with arrack cocktail and gin. For food...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Combit
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I ditched my booking at Ministry of Crab in order to be social during a recent group tour in Colombo. I hoped I would not be disappointed with the dining at Semondu, it was recommended by our tour guide. This restaurant turned out to serve...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Becdono
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Nice restaurant in the heart of the CBD - nicely done. Facade maintained from the old time with lovely, tall windows. Had some prawn curry with Garlic rice. Very sumptuous and satisfying meal. Good for a nice, tasty, local meal!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MayDog
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, CBO 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 441590
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Situated at the former Dutch Hospital right opposite the World Trade Center, Semondu opened its wings to the public offering an international menu with a twist of oriental Sri Lankan fusion. Guests who always love to see how what they have ordered is being prepared have the chance to sit at the bar and just observe the master chefs at works through the open kitchen, dishing out an array of fusion cuisine, mixing flavours and tasting the different spices in each dish. Serving a wide choice from starters, salads, soups and main courses the restaurant not only speaks food but it speaks of a history many have forgotten. There are picture hung on walls of the ancestral times giving a glimpse of how Sri Lanka was then and a taste of Dutch architecture of the bygone era. With seats ready to accommodate around 64 guests, the 31 staff that have being trained straight from the SriLankan Catering Kitchen at Katunayake are ready on the go to serve the guest inside as well as outside verandah.
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